Samantha Morgan Jones
Samantha Morgan Jones, a Texas native, and Oklahoma transplant, graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Journalism in 2014 and a master’s degree in Mass Communication in 2018.
Prior to attending law school, Samantha held various positions in marketing, public relations, and journalism at KTUL, Feed the Children, and Oklahoma State University. She also worked as a graduate teaching assistant while completing her master’s degree and helped teach various journalism skills classes for the School of Media & Strategic Communications.
Her interest in attending law school was sparked while writing her thesis under the supervision of Joey Senat, Ph.D., one of Oklahoma’s foremost First Amendment experts and advocates. Her research focused on striking a balance between the preservation of a defendant’s right to a fair trial and the importance of press freedoms. Specifically, Samantha examined the portrayal of victims and police defendants in high-profile criminal cases in metropolitan Oklahoma.
Following completion of her master’s degree, Samantha began work as a paralegal for the Anthony Law Firm, a boutique criminal defense firm in Stillwater, before applying to law school. There she gained experience in operating a solo-practice law office and working with both clients and state agencies to resolve criminal cases.
Samantha is a member of the Federal Bar Association and Phi Delta Phi. She has been on the Dean’s List and the Faculty Honor Roll multiple semesters. She spent the past two summers clerking with Hartzog, Conger, and Cason working in litigation. This year she is part of the Jodi G. Marquette American Indian Wills Clinic where she works with tribal members to provide estate planning for both their individual interests and their tribal land interests. She is currently interning at Cathy Christensen & Associates. Samantha plans to pursue a career in estate planning and family law after graduation.
Samantha and her husband, Anthony, are residents of Guthrie, Oklahoma, where they share their nearly 100-year-old home with their three rescue dogs. In their spare time, they enjoy exploring nature parks and watching movies at their local drive-in theater.